What makes your tours different?
Let us count the ways:
- Our tours are designed by real Colorado Natives.
- We are the original Colorado Sightseeing Specialists.
- We use trained tour guides.
- We specialize in sightseeing adventures.
- We take you many places buses cannot go.
- We include price of admission inside visited attractions.
- We include complimentary snacks and bottled water on all adventures.
- We are Denver, Colorado, and the Rocky Mountains!
- We make learning fun!
How Do I Make Reservations?
Please reserve your tours as soon as possible to guarantee your tour dates. All services can be reserved with a credit card on our website at www.coloradosightseer.com, or by calling our reservation hotline at (303) 423-8200. If you are wanting to reserve a tour within 48 hours of the date of the tour you will need to call us to make reservations. Our office hours are generally 7:00am-7:00pm Mountain Time.
Where do I Join/Meet the tour?
Unless along our tour route all tours leave from downtown Denver. For our individual daily tours we pick-up from all downtown Denver hotels (80202 Zip Code or immediate surrounding area), Union Station at 1701 Wynkoop Street, and our offices at 469 S. Cherry Street. For custom, group, and private tours we pick up from the requested location.
I am not staying at a downtown Denver Hotel. Where can I meet and park?
There is Valet Parking at Union Station at 1701 Wynkoop Street, or, several parking garages within a couple blocks of Union Station. You also can begin the tour at our offices at 469 S. Cherry Street, Denver CO 80246. Tours depart from our office 35 to 45 minutes before downtown Denver departures. We just need to know in advance (303) 423-8200 where you plan on starting the tour.
When/What dates are tours offered?
We operate our daily individual sightseeing adventure tours all year-round with the exception of major holidays. Please note that all tours are operated on a call and demand basis. This means first come first serve. All tours are not operated every day. Group tours of 10 or more guests (or paid fares) may be operated on major holidays with advance reservations.
How Soon Should I Make my Reservation?
All reservations should be made in advance with a credit card. However, if possible, we will try to get you out on a tour at the last moment. The sooner you make reservations the better the chance of getting you out on the tour you would like on the day you wish to take it.
What is your cancellation policy?
Full-price cancellation charges for individual daily adventures will be assessed to you if the trip is canceled by you (the guest) less than 48 hours prior to the departure date. If cancelled by us – no cancellation fee. We have a 30-day cancellation policy for all private, group, and custom tours.
What should I bring with me on the tour?
Please bring a jacket, comfortable shoes, cameras, sunscreen, umbrellas, sunglasses, and binoculars. Driver/Guide gratuities are also not included (10-20% of tour price recommended). The weather in the Rocky Mountains is totally different than that of Denver. Guests should plan on bringing at least a light jacket at all times of the year – even during the Summer months. During Winter/Spring guests should plan on bringing a warm coat. If you do not wish to bring a coat, please bring layers. Always remember; It is better to be prepared and not need it than it is to need it and not be prepared. Also, since Colorado is a dry environment, we recommend bringing along a bottle of water or two to keep hydrated throughout your tour.
What is included in the tours?
All of our adventures include a knowledgeable, friendly tour guide, clean, comfortable touring vehicles, snacks and bottled water, the price of admission to all included sites, and park entrance fees.
What Type of Vehicles do you Use for your daily tours?
Our goal is to get our guests out to see, learn, and explore, thus we operate our daily tours out of 14 passenger mini-buses or less. For larger group and private tours we have 26 passenger mini-busses and 55 passenger coaches. All groups larger than 14 guests require customized/private tour pricing.
Do the vehicles have restrooms?
Our 14 passenger or less vehicles do not have restrooms. However there are many stops along the way where you will have the opportunity to visit the restroom.
Are the tours led by tour guides?
All of our tour guides are professionally trained and share information regarding history, geology, geography, and for tours of the City of Denver, architecture, of the places we visit. We like to say that our tours are like “Discovery Channel on Wheels” of Colorado. For our individual daily tours the driver is also your guide. For private and custom tours with groups over 14 guests there is a separate driver and guide for safety considerations.
Should I be Worried about the Altitude?
While most people do not experience discomfort while visiting higher altitudes, any concerns about your health condition should be directed to your physician. This is especially true for individuals with heart and respiratory conditions. Some recommendations suggest that guests living at lower altitudes should stay in Denver for at least one day before visiting higher altitudes. Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.
How much activity is involved on your tours?
Our goal is to get you out to see, learn, and explore rather than just driving by the sights like you do with other bus company tours. However there is not any strenuous hiking or activity involved on any of our tours. If you don’t wish to walk or get out at some of the sites, there will be places to sit, or you can wait inside the vehicle.
How long is the ride to the destination?
Unlike many other places, the beautiful Rocky Mountain Scenery is part of the tour. All of our tours start as soon as we have collected all of our guests. Please also keep in mind that our goal is to get you out to see, learn, and explore. So our guests are not sitting on a bus or any other vehicle for the length of any of our tours.
Are tours canceled often due to weather conditions? If so when will I be notified?
The safety of our guests and guides is our number one concern. Tours are not canceled very often due to inclement weather conditions. However we make proper adjustments to our schedule when necessary. If we need to make adjustments you should be contacted no later than 5:30-6:00pm the evening prior to the tour.
All Winter/Spring Tours are subject to safe weather and road conditions, and tour routes may be altered or adjusted for safety, or, heavy traffic considerations. Tours may also be canceled due to bad weather and/or unsafe road conditions in the areas to be visited.
Are tours canceled due to not meeting minimum numbers? If so when will I be notified?
Tours are not canceled very often due to not meeting minimum numbers – 99% of our tours go out as scheduled. However we make adjustments to our schedule when necessary. If we need to make adjustments you should be contacted no later than 5:30-6:00pm the evening prior to the tour. If tour you have reserved is canceled we should have seats available on another tour especially during the busier season.
I really want to visit the Rocky Mountains while in Denver. What tour do you recommend?
Colorado has a lifetime of exploration. All of the mountains in Colorado are part of the chain of Mountains known as the “Rocky Mountains”. Two thirds of Colorado is mountainous and the State has six times more mountainous area than Switzerland. Thus the only tour we offer that does not visit the Rocky Mountains is the #1 Denver “Mile High City” tour. All of our tours are wonderful tours that are meant to get you out to see, learn, and explore. If you had the chance I would take all of the tours we offer.
What is the difference between the #3 Ultimate Mountain Trip and the #4 Rocky Mountain National Park tours?
The #3 Ultimate Mountain Trip and #4 Rocky Mountain N.P. tours go to totally different places in the Rocky Mountains. All of the tours we offer are tremendous as Colorado has a lifetime of exploration and beautiful scenery to experience in our Rocky Mountains.
I do not see all of the activities/places I wish to visit. How can I get there?
Other sightseeing activities that you do not see listed on our website are considered a private tour. Customized private tours require some information from you for us to offer you a quote. The information we require is included at this link on our website: (Developer of website please provide a link to our Group/Custom Tours Page.)
Why are the other tour companies so expensive?
Our sightseeing adventure experts take great pride in designing and offering wonderful tours with many various activities at a great value for single travelers, families, and groups. We love where we live and want to share it with you.
Do you offer any multi-day tours?
We specialize in half-day and full-day tours of Denver and the Rocky Mountains. If you wish to use Denver as a hub and spoke we can keep you busy for several days with all of the adventures we offer. If you have a large group we can assist in planning, designing, and scheduling, your multi-day trip throughout Colorado. The information we require for a multi-day trip is included at this link on our website: (Developer of website please provide a link to our Group/Custom Tours Page.)
What else should I know?
The Colorado Sightseer reserves the right to cancel or change any tour, schedules or prices, and to cancel or substitute stops on any tour without notice. All Sightseeing Adventure Tours are subject to safe weather and road conditions, and tour routes may be altered or adjusted for safety, and/or, heavy traffic considerations. Tours may also be canceled due to bad weather and/or unsafe road conditions in the areas to be visited. In the unlikely event that minimum numbers are not met tours may be cancelled.
Where is your office located?
The Colorado Sightseer
469 S. Cherry Street
Denver, CO 80246